CRJU 0312 - Women in the Criminal Justice System

Credits: 3

An examination of the female and her often unique involvement in the American criminal justice system, whether as an offender, as a victim, or as an employee in policing, the courts, or in corrections. Traditional as well as feminist theories will be critically evaluated, using both historical analysis and more recent studies. Throughout, the focus is on the detection and understanding of differences and similarities in gender attitudes and behaviors, as well as institutional factors effecting change.

Prerequisites: CRJU 0101  and Junior standing.

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